A woman surrounded by green plants holding a plant.

For two decades, Ainsworth has helped shape climate change research at SoyFACE

Lisa Ainsworth, the head of the USDA ARS Global Change & Photosynthesis Unit at SoyFACE, has left an indelible mark on the advancement of crop resilience to climate change.

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Reduced plant growth found in double mutants by RIPE researchers

RIPE researchers from Louisiana State University experimented with removing two proteins vital to photosynthesis from a plant to see how it would affect crop growth. Their findings were published in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences.

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Researchers adopt approach for more ethical plant research

RIPE researchers at Lancaster University have adopted a technique rarely used in plant science to generate antibodies without sacrificing any animals. The work was detailed in a chapter of the recently released book, Photosynthesis: Methods and Protocols.

Andrew Leakey

Leakey named Michael Aiken Chair at Illinois

RIPE PI Andrew Leakey was recently named the Michael Aiken Chair at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He was asked to describe how the honors will affect his work and career.

Carl Bernacchi surrounded by a circle of light to represent an eclipse.

What can researchers learn about ecosystems and the environment during the total solar eclipse?

Scientists across the U.S. and Mexico are engaging in a one-day data-gathering operation to record how the 2024 total solar eclipse affects various aspects of life on Earth. RIPE's Carl Bernacchi and his colleagues will focus on atmospheric and ecosystem-scale responses to the eclipse. Bernacchi spoke with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates about what is planned and how it fits into the bigger research effort.

Lauana Pereira de Oliveira

From São João dos Patos to international scientist: Lauana's journey in search of knowledge and transformation

A newspaper in Lauana Pereira de Oliveira's native Brazil wrote an article about her academic journey that has led to her becoming a member of the RIPE team!